If you're a DS-owning shooter fan, Nanostray 2 is a must buy. Not only is it a perfectly able shmup, it's also the only game in town. It's not inventive enough to catch the attention of the rest of the world, though. What it does it does well, but it's all been done before. Of course, in games, being fun is more important than being new, and Nanostray 2 is definitely fun. While the visuals are flashy, it's a shame the developers couldn't give the vehicles more character. The audio department helps to make up for the dull character design, though. Let's hope Shin'en's next DS shooter won't take another three years.